Brian Fenton

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 Dublin’s Brian Fenton has yet to lose a championship match.

Dublin centrefielder Brian Fenton was named Footballer of the Year at the PwC All Stars presentation on Friday night. Fenton, 25, also won his third (...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has won his first All Star. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin’s record equalling four-in-a-row All-Ireland success has been complemented by seven PwC All Stars in the 2018 awards selection but for the fift(...)

 Brian Fenton in the new Dublin jersey: “From a management point of view they never address twos-in-a-row, threes-in-a-rows, fours-in-a-rows.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Just a few hours before the first shots are fired in the 2019 championship with the provincial draws in RTÉ, a number of Dublin players came to the he(...)

Kilkenny and Fenton at the Dublin homecoming in Smithfield. Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

It is easy to forget that Ciarán Kilkenny has been around quite a long time for someone who turned 25 only in July. He has just won a fifth All-Irelan(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully celebrates scoring their second goal against Tyrone in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, in Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are two sides to every story, except when it comes to the state of Gaelic football, for which there about 200. The inter-county season has ended(...)

Jake Buiuc-Keegan, 3 from Tallaght raises the Sam Maguire with Dublin players at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There is something incredibly weird about traditions. Sometimes, we do something annually, monthly, daily, before or after a match because we know it’(...)

This Dublin team contains some great players, including James McCarthy (above right)  McCaffrey, Fenton and Cluxton – the greatest goalkeeper we have seen. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho cy

So where’s the problem with Gaelic football, as you see it? Was it on view last Sunday, when Dublin won their fourth All-Ireland title in a row, or (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton should be picking up another All Star after a fine season. Photograph: Inpho

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) Still the best around. Rory Beggan had a fine year but would Cluxton have tried that mad shot against Tyrone? No chance. (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates with Brian Howard as his side wins a free against Galway in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park in August.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s a long time since I can remember the atmosphere in the aftermath of an All-Ireland final being like this. Dublin are so far ahead of everybody th(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin:  now the county’s most successful manager with five All-Irelands. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the upper deck of the old Hogan Stand just before the replayed NFL final of 1988, there was the customary good attendance of Meath supporters. Shor(...)

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